....Hewitt gets the nod tonight!
....Starting lineup for the Pats Martell with Weal and Mitchell... Davidson and Bell on D.
....Nice to see a moment of silence for scouting legend Bill Maluta.
....A bit of a holdup as the smoke machine went a little overboard and it's pretty difficult to see.
....Officials are Saurer, Klein wering the orange stripes and Dufour and Kuffner calling the lines.
....7:06 opening faceoff.
....Looking at the lineup the Pats have only dressed 17 skaters.
....Pats take advantage of some sloppy defensive coverage and take the puck to the net. Martell converts a rebound off of a shot from Weal. Mitchell picks up the second assist. 1-0 Pats at 3:09 of the first.
....Scheidl picks up a high sticking penalty at 5:02... Blades on the PP.
....Good kill by the Pats. Saskatoon has themselves a PP that could be deadly.... best chance was Weal on a partial breakaway when the Blades dman stick broke at the right point. Weal just missed the far corner.
....Pats go the the PP when Stefan Elliott is called for a high stick at 9:51.
....Pats go up 2-0 on a PP goal by Mitchell on a great individual effort. It looked as though Mitchell was going to get cranked at the blueline but two Blade players missed Mitchell and he weaved his way into the slot and ripped a shot glove side past Morrison. Weal and Blidstrand pick up the assists at 10:41.
....Davidson takes a interference minor with 23.7 seconds left. Blades go on their 2nd PP.
Shots after 1 are 22-13 Saskatoon. Hewitt is standing on his head!